HRMToday has a very interesting and amusing story about a rejected candidate
that was eventually hired and became a star player. It’s a great anecdote and reminder of a couple things:
1. We reject too easily.
2. We always benefit by treating people well.
The big question is really this: How do you treat rejected candidates? And can it be done in such a way that diminishes the negative feelings the rejected candidate will have towards the company?
I think there are ways of making a rejection sting a bit less, and maintaining a strong and positive candidate experience.
Here are some thoughts on that: http://blog.standoutjobs.com/how-do-you-treat-rejected-candidates/